Testing found that chicken in Subway subs can contain as little as 50% chicken DNA

Have a half-chicken sub (not half a chicken sub)…

If you’re one of many Canadians who opt for chicken sandwiches at your favourite fast food restaurant, you may find the results of a CBC Marketplace investigation into what’s in the meat a little hard to swallow.

A DNA analysis of the poultry in several popular grilled chicken sandwiches and wraps found at least one fast food restaurant isn’t serving up nearly as much of the key ingredient as people may think.

In the case of two popular Subway sandwiches, the chicken was found to contain only about half chicken DNA.

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The majority of the remaining DNA? Soy

lent green is people! 😉

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Russia: Free metro rides for poetry buffs

A city in Siberia is reportedly offering free subway rides to people who can recite at least two verses from any Alexander Pushkin poem.

The event will be held in Novosibirsk on 6 June to mark the 215th anniversary of the poet’s birth, reports local website Sib.fm. Teachers, librarians, students and schoolchildren will be positioned at the entrances to seven of Novosibirsk’s metro stations to check whether passengers know their Pushkin, says Lyudmila Monakhova, from Native Word, a local NGO promoting the Russian language and culture.

Poetry recitals will also be held inside the metro stations, adds Monakhova, who is organising the events.